Rules of Crime by L.J. Sellers
(A Detective Jackson Mystery)

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When a call from his daughter, Katie, interrupts his much-needed vacation, Detective Wade Jackson knows it’s bad news. As Katie tearfully announces that her mom—Jackson’s ex-wife, Renee—is missing, Jackson suspects alcoholic Renee has climbed back inside the bottle that destroyed their marriage. But the truth is far worse: kidnappers have snatched Renee and are demanding ransom from her wealthy fiancé.

The very same night, someone dumps a savagely beaten University of Oregon coed on the doorstep of the ER. Jackson’s protégé, Detective Lara Evans, must identify the unconscious victim, then track down the assailant with no leads to go on…except the whispered rumor of a secret sorority.

Meanwhile, Eugene’s new FBI liaison, Agent Carla River, takes charge of Renee’s high-tech ransom operation while Jackson comforts his distressed daughter and retraces the steps of the mother she holds dear. But as the rescue takes a deadly twist and the suspects seem willing to let Renee die rather than crack under interrogation, Jackson worries that Katie will never forgive him if her mother is lost forever.


About L.J. Sellers

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L.J. Sellers is an award-winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery suspense series. She also has four standalone thrillers: The Sex Club, The Baby Thief, The Arranger, and The Suicide Effect.
Published February 26, 2013 by Thomas & Mercer. 294 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A shocking conclusion makes up in part for a plodding plot and a surfeit of characters in Sellers’s seventh thriller featuring Eugene, Ore., homicide cop Wade Jackson (after 2012’s Liars, Cheaters and Thieves).

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